Cafe 8, Gateshead (Now Closed)
I made a vow to start reviewing more eateries in my home town instead of always venturing into the Toon for scran. I felt I may be limiting my options until I heard about a new cafe which opened yesterday, opposite the Civic Centre. Having worked in there many moons ago I always bemoaned the lack of anywhere nice to have lunch, unless Subway or Greggs are your idea of decent grub!
The interior of Cafe Eight is bright, which I like. You can choose eat in or take away, which is great if you’re on the go. There’s a few different areas to sit in, with comfy sofas if you’re wanting to natter for a while. There’s also free wifi, which lots of places forget to offer and is a great draw for a prolific tweeter like me. I was told the refurbishment is continuing upstairs, which will house a conferencing room.
The menu is as you’d expect: the full English, sarnies, cakes and homemade soup. The breakfasts are served between 7:30 & 11 and priced at £3.50, which sounds like a bargain. A gentleman ordered one while I was there & he kindly allowed me to photograph it for the purposes of the blog. He cleared his plate, if that’s any endorsement!
I had a slice of homemade Oreo Cookie Cheesecake and a pot of Green Tea, which cost £2.90. Bargain. I’d much rather eat in an independent like Cafe 8 than the Tesco cafe, and with prices like this you definitely can’t grumble. I know Jnr will want to give their milkshakes (£1.70) a go, which feature Daim and Malteaser.
The sandwiches have quirky names, and there seems to be something for everyone. I think the Louisiana BBQ pulled chicken sounds nice and will be my choice when I revisit. They have a loyalty card too, which is great for those who will be stopping by from the local businesses.
I wish Lisa and all the team every success in the launch of Cafe Eight, and the Canny Food family will be stopping by again in the near future.
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